Investigators determined 40-year-old Juan Nunez-Luna reportedly pulled a woman’s hair and pulled her “down a flight of stairs,” officials said. He then allegedly dragged the victim into a bedroom and locked the door.
Police said Nunez-Luna then allegedly tried to strangle the victim, who was not identified, with both his hands before he grabbed a sock and started strangling her for “an unknown amount of time.”
Nunez-Luna then is accused of switching to a necklace he grabbed in the bedroom to strangle the woman. He also, police said, slapped the victim in the face.
The victim told officers she was not sure if she lost consciousness during the incident, court documents show.
Officers said they noticed “ligature marks on her neck as well as blood shot eyes” and small spots of bleeding under the skin behind her ears and on her forehead.
Court documents state the victim also had “defensive marks on her neck where she reportedly attempted to remove Nunez-Luna’s hands, the sock and necklace from her neck.”
The victim said she thought Nunez-Luna was “going to kill her” and she was afraid for her life, authorities said.
When speaking with police, Nunez-Luna allegedly admitted to strangling the victim for “approximately 3 to 5 seconds," authorities said.
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He was booked into the Bonneville County Jail and was being held on a $30,000 bond. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 22.
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